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  1. Talkback

    Posted Jan 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... prices are high and are increasing. But have the taxi drivers looked at the tax on oil? It is almost 80 per cent. Given that the Hong Kong government is working with a surplus of billions ... the footpath near Big Wave Bay? As is too often the case in Hong Kong, the matter of paving over trails in country parks is presented by government officials as 'either/or', where the choice ...

  2. cab chat

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... with Ella Lee Wong Sui-keung, 47, says the government should allow cabbies to cut fares to boost business. Ride from Tsing Yi to Quarry Bay Cost: $200.80 Hong Kong taxi fares are very ... the financial crisis, I sold them all. I lost lots of money. I am waiting for the economy to get better so my life will be easier. Many Hong Kong people of course will not take taxis because they have ...

  3. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong doesn't need Morlocks from the Delta to fix labour woes

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Importing labour is a very outdated concept, especially for Hong Kong. It should look at it as talent flow across the Pearl River Delta region. Paul Cheung, Singapore director of population ... But Singapore's circumstances are different from Hong Kong's. The Singapore government made a decision years ago to maintain a sizeable proportion of the economy in manufacturing. It was worried ...

  4. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Fears of tainted rice turn delta shoppers to Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Excessive levels of a dangerous heavy metal in staple grain adds possible new irritant to mainland-Hong Kong relationship Fears of tainted rice turn delta ... spurs rapid economic development, and it leads to horrible pollution. Now they just let the common people pay the bill." Many in the delta have long admired the Hong Kong government's ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Delta air quality improves, but roadside pollution worse in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... quality in the Pearl River Delta improved last year, according to the latest regional air quality report, but concerns are mounting about the deterioration of roadside air in Hong Kong ... the lungs- fell 13 per cent year on year, while ozone dropped by 7 per cent and nitrogen dioxide by 5 per cent. Environment officials in Hong Kong attributed the decrease to "favourable ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's prosperity is tied to rejuvenation of Pearl River Delta

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by WINSTON MOK

    ... Zhang Dejiang recently said Hong Kong's competitive edge is weakening and may fade away. Its strongest competitors may be other Chinese cities; a recent McKinsey projection indicated that 40 per cent of the 75 most dynamic cities by 2025 will be Chinese. Mainland cities occupy six of the top 10 positions, with Shanghai and Beijing first and second. Hong Kong is 30th. Yet, Hong ...

  7. Business - China Business - MANUFACTURING

    Wage increase to push Hong Kong factories out of Pearl delta

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Minimum salary in Guangdong is expected to rise 15pc, double the province's GDP growth Wage increase to push HK factories out of Pearl delta Hong Kong ... product growth this year. Stanley Lau Chin-ho, a vice-chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, who discussed the issue with the province's officials yesterday, said the wage ...

  8. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    Hong Kong brokers to help develop 'Manhattan of PRD'

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by ENOCH YIU AND JEANNY YU

    ... Enoch Yiu and Jeanny Yu HK association to advise on how to attract overseas companies to invest in Qianhai Brokers to help develop 'Manhattan of PRD' An association of Hong Kong ... Delta". The Hong Kong Securities Professionals Association signed an agreement with the Authority of the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Co-operation Zone of Shenzhen on Monday ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    More Hong Kong companies expected to quit Pearl River Delta

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... regarded as the factory to the world, will lose 10 per cent of its Hong Kong-owned factories over the next two years. The warning came from Stanley Lau Chin-ho, a deputy chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, who added that in the past few months, several factories making watch components had closed down. "They have been in the business for over 10 years. Unfortunately, ...

  10. Magazines - Style

    Perfect balance: How Hong Kong's career women combine work and family life

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... Liana Cafolla Hong Kong is ahead of Western countries in allowing women to combine family life with successful careers, writes Liana Cafolla Perfect balance What does it take for a woman to achieve success in Hong Kong's highly competitive work environment? Quite a lot, it transpires. Nevertheless, in a city that is uniquely supportive of helping women advance their careers, ...




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